Issue details

Non-Domestic Rates - Retail Discount

The Government announced in the budget on the 29th October 2018 that it will provide a Business Rates Retail Discount scheme for occupied retail properties with a rateable value of less than £51,000 for each of the years 2019-20 and 2020-21.


As this is a measure for 2019-20 and 2020-21 only, the Government is not changing the legislation around the discount available to properties. Instead the Government will, reimburse local authorities that use their discretionary relief powers, introduced by the Localism Act (under section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988, as amended) to grant relief.


This report contains the discretionary policy for consideration.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/01/2019

Decision due: 5 Feb 2019 by Executive

No change since last plan

Lead member: Portfolio Holder: Communities

Contact: Andrew Wilcock Email: Tel: 01473 432000.

Consultation process

There is no statutory requirement to consult on these proposals.


Portfolio Holder for Communities

Chief Operating Officer

Head of Finance and Revenues

Legal Services

Financial Services

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